12 Best Colorado Beaches That Are Perfect for Swimming

While most people think of Colorado and start planning a ski trip, the state has some of the best beaches and swimming holes.

Pack up your swimsuit and sunscreen, and get ready for a relaxing family summer vacation.

The Boulder Reservoir Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile trek that surrounds the lake, and it offers stellar views of the mountains to the west and Boulder’s iconic Flatirons to the southwest.

1. Boulder Reservoir

Families and friends alike will enjoy leisurely boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, camping, and hiking.

2. Blue Mesa Reservoir

Grand Lake Beach features soft, golden sand that’s perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, or creating sandcastles.

3. Grand Lake Beach

The swim area is located within Cherry Creek State Park & Reservoir, and covers 3,346 acres of water activities with green open spaces.

4. Cherry Creek State Park Beach

The lake is sandwiched between the mountain towns of Dillon and Frisco. It is also where Denver gets most of its drinking water!

5. Lake Dillon Beach & Marina

In less than 30 minutes you and your family can enjoy a day of summer barbecues, swimming, sunbathing, and boating. 

6. Chatfield Reservoir & State Park

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